Get involved

The Every Student Succeeds Act is one of the most important pieces of federal education legislation in years.

Now it's up to us to get it right at the state level.

What Education Minnesota is doing

A number of our staff and members have been working for months to help shape what ESSA will look like in Minnesota and ensure educator voices are heard.

  • We're serving on committees created by the Minnesota Department of Education to craft different elements of the state's ESSA plan -- accountability, assessments, educator quality and school improvement.
  • We're sitting in on weekly ESSA webinars hosted by the NEA.
  • We're lobbying state and federal lawmakers for changes and improvements.

What YOU can do

Educator voice is crucial as we move past the high stakes, test-and-punish rhetoric of No Child Left Behind. You can play an important role in shaping good public policy for future generations!

Make your voice heard! Contact Paul Winkelaar at or 651-292-4837 if interested in getting involved.